The Children’s Ministry director will provide dynamic leadership and oversight to the ministry of spiritual formation at LUMC; equipping others to intentionally grow in the Christian faith.
· Identify/recruit, train and resource teachers to effectively lead classes/small groups to which they are assigned.
· Sunday morning presence in order to coordinate and lead faith development program.
· Provide and Promote spiritual formation for all children.
· Identify and promote attendance at training events that will further enhance the teachers’ skills toward leading classes.
· Develop and maintain a resource library of spiritual formation materials.
· Work in cooperation with Grow Team to develop annual budget, use of space and use of equipment.
· Participate in staff meetings.
· Participate in Grow Team meetings.
· Promote/communicate programs/classes to congregation and community through various means of media (print and social).
· Other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor.
Experience in a large church environment, preferably with Christian Education programs.
Theological training a plus; grasp of Christian calendar and Christian theological basics a must.
Willingness to pursue further training and education.
Able to move freely in and out of different settings (homes, church, businesses)
Able to speak in worship and public forums.
Mission Ownership: Demonstrates understanding and full support of the mission, vision, values and beliefs of Lakewood UMC. Can teach those values to others.
Spiritual Maturity: Have a personal growth plan to strengthen faith journey. Models and develops humility, teachability, accountability, and servant leadership.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to lead others. Demonstrates the skills of active listening and openly accepts criticism. Productively engages and resolves interpersonal conflict. Holds others accountable in a spirit of love. Engages people positively.
Team Building Skills: Guides leaders in the process of sharing best practices, identifying and solving common problems. Works with leaders to regularly assess the health of teams and classes/groups. Recognizes dysfunctional team behavior and redirects it into functional behavior.
Management Skills: Demonstrates commitment and flexibility in scheduling regular coaching sessions with those in his/her span of care. Understands his/her leadership style and temperament type and adapts leadership behaviors to meet needs of situation. Delegates, empowers and holds leaders accountable.
Leadership Development: Is a good judge of talent and spiritual giftedness. Stretches people to try new skills and accept new levels of responsibility.